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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of California

2008 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 80%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 0%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Samuel Aanestad 67%
Richard Ackerman 67%
Anthony Adams 80%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Alfred Ernest Alquist 0%
Juan Arambula 40%
Roy Ashburn 67%
James Battin 100%
Patty Berg 0%
Bill Berryhill 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Anna Caballero 0%
Charles Calderon 0%
Ron Calderon 0%
Amina Carter 0%
Ellen Corbett 0%
Lou Correa 67%
Joe Coto 0%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 0%
Hector De La Torre 0%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 67%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Mervyn Dymally 0%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 0%
Noreen Evans 0%
Mike Feuer 0%
Dean Florez 0%
Warren Furutani 0%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Guy Houston 60%
Betty Karnette 0%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 0%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
John Laird 0%
Lloyd Levine 0%
Sally Lieber 0%
Michael Machado 0%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 100%
Bill Maze 100%
Carole Migden 0%
Eugene Mullin 0%
Pedro Nava 0%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 33%
Roger Niello 100%
Fabian Núñez 0%
Jenny Oropeza 0%
Nicole Parra 60%
Don Perata 0%
George Plescia 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Gloria Romero 0%
Sharon Runner 40%
Ira Ruskin 0%
Mary Salas 0%
Lori Saldaña 0%
Jack Scott 0%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 0%
Nell Soto 0%
Darrell Steinberg 0%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 0%
Alberto Torrico 0%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Edward Vincent 0%
Patricia Wiggins 0%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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